When HCM symptoms first appear, you may think that you’re just “getting older” or that you’re “out of shape.” While the best thing to do is talk to your doctor, it’s helpful to learn what symptoms to watch for, how HCM could affect you, and what you can do.
If your doctor diagnoses you with HCM, you should know that there are ways to help manage your condition, such as:
Get the help and support you need. Ask friends and family to help out when symptoms flare. You may also wish to contact or visit the websites of heart health advocacy organizations. They may be able to provide more information about HCM and connect you to patient support groups.